Clinics & Services
The midwife holds clinics on Tuesday afternoons at Dufftown and Friday mornings at Tomintoul. Appointments are arranged with the midwife.
All asthma patients are reviewed regularly by the nurse/doctor.
The Health Visitor is available to advise and support parents with their children’s progress and will regularly review children’s health and development until school age. They are available for advice and it is an opportunity to discuss any childcare or parenting issues and weigh children if required. Baby immunisations are carried out by the Immunisation Nurse or Health Visitor. Pre-school immunisations are given to children between four and five years of age.
Baby immunisations are done by the health visitor. Pre-school immunisations are given along with the pre-school assessment by the health visitor when the child reaches their fourth birthday.
All doctors provide family planning services during routine consulting hours. You need to see your doctor for review every year.
Coronary Heart Disease
Practice nurses run the coronary heart disease clinic with the GPs. Patients are referred by their doctor and seen for annual review.
This is available following referral from your doctor.
Children are seen on an appointment basis by the GP/Health Visitor for developmental and physical checks. This can include a top to toe physical examination, a hearing test and developmental review.
The practice runs a diabetic clinic at Dufftown. Patients are seen for annual review by the practice nurse and GP.
Diabetic Retinal Screening
This screening test is offered to people aged 12 and over with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Retinal screening clinics are held every Thursday at Rinnes Medical Group.
In 2017, the Scottish Government and the Scottish General Practitioners Committee (SGPC) agreed vaccinations would move away from a model based on GP delivery to one based on NHS Board/Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) delivery through dedicated teams.
The NHS Grampian Health Protection Team is now responsible for the implementation of the annual seasonal flu vaccine. For further information, please click here
Frailty & Dementia
NHS Grampian Frailty & Dementia nurse visits the practice every Monday to help and support anyone living with frailty and/or dementia.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Patients taking HRT are reviewed by their doctor every 6 months.
All of the doctors offer minor surgery. Please discuss this with your doctor.
The Physiotherapy Team holds clinics on Monday and Thursday. Appointments can be made by self referring or following referral from your doctor.
All adults are routinely invited to well person screening every 5 years. The nurse will check your weight, blood pressure, and urine and discuss your general health. If you wish to be seen at other times, please make an appointment to see your doctor.
Dufftown premises provides a teenage health resource cupboard covering such topics as drug use, smoking and sexual health. The resource cupboard is located in the patient toilet next to the health centre main entrance.
The practice nurses hold a clinic on an appointment basis.
Patients taking warfarin are monitored by their GP. Appointments for warfarin blood tests are made with either the community nurse or doctor.